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be used as a pretext by russia to send in the troops to protect them which is how they describe it. how far can the ukrainian government and military push this without risking the full-on by russian troops? it's been concern all along. it's why we've seen such a timid response from the ukrainian military and security agent in general including police here. it is the big question at this point. will the ukrainian military now hold its ground and try to push further into sloviansk or in places like this in donetsk where pro russian groups are in charge of administration buildings here and other cities in eastern ukraine. is this simp will yly going to push forward and pull back? we'll wait and see. it seems to be the most significant operation so far. >> sarah, thank you for joining us. we'll keep you up to date with all developments in eastern ukraine here on bbc world news. >>> australian official heading the searching for mh 370 says it could take up to a year to find the missing plane. houston is confident his team is looking in the right area in the indian ocean. no debris has been f
the time troops are already there. what's happening around sloviansk is hugely important. russia would rather use it if they want to launch military operation there. >> there's also the possibility, dare i say, if pro russian separatists have seized railways, that could make it easier for russian forces to move to eastern ukraine quicker? >> definitely. we see the statements from moscow indicating russia is ready to use this. i've seen change of language where the word punitive operation which is russian, the second world war language used against germany forces. the same language is used now. that was somewhat forgotten in recent weeks and months, again up on the table. >> finally, what moscow is saying in public, language used. we've heard from the spokesman. >> the language used by the factions in the russian parliament is very tough. they're talking about a use of as much as possible pressure on ukrainian government. at the end of the day, the main thing is russian propaganda, the army moving into the peaceful town against peaceful people shooting civilians, creating hxgkçma >> a
on suspicion of spying, russia has yet to comment. angela merkel asked president putin in a phone call to help the detained. his response, kiev must withdraw military units from the southeast and launch a national dialogue. theirs monetary fund has approved a $17 billion bail out to ukraine to help the country's struggling finances. we have the first correspondent nick childs with this. >> a march for peace and unity as this crisis continues. this earlier, predawn exercise for cameras and news the kiev authoritys have detained russia's military attache for allegedly spying and told him to leave the country. this may look impressive, but in the east, the security services seem unable or unwilling to control events. the words of alarm and accusation against moscow for ukraine's ministers grows stronger. >> practically we're already at war after what happened in crimea. the activities we now see in eastern ukraine with separatists groups supported by russia, this is war. >> reporter: government buildings in eastern ukraine continue to fall to pro russian separatists. among thebi$j also in one of
russia party and back trade union. this is the first time they've had the event like this since 1991. workers in seoul held a rally to understand better working conditions but also to commemorate victims of the sunken ferry. thousands of workers gathered in front of the train station chanting slogans protesting the government's labor policies. >>> bangladesh, hundreds of workers took part in a rally demanding higher wages, better and safer conditions at work. 1,100 died last year when the illegally constructed rana plaza collapsed. >>> one of the ireland's most prominent politicians and a man conducted by the ira jean mcconville who disappeared in 1972. police investigating a murder are continuing to question the president, gerry adams, key in politics in northern island. he's denied any involvement in her death. >> the murder of jean mcconville, mother of 10 and rumored to have been abducted by the ira cast a shadow on gerry adams. last night he volunteered himself to the police for questioning. >> i'll tell that i'm innocent totally of any part in the abduction, killing or burial o
luhansk by pro-russian militants tuesday. russia continues to deny accusations it's funding and orchestrating the unrest. >>> coordinators of the search effort for the missing ma lay airlines flight mh370 have dismissed a claim possible plain wreckage was found in the northern bay of bengal. the underwater search is continuing off the australian coach. six weeks of searching have so far failed to find any wreckage at all. >>> a dangerous storm system which earlier killed more than 30 people in the southern united states has now flattened scores of homes, churches and businesses in louisiana and alabama. trees and power lines have been knocked out. meteorologists say the storms have weakened, but tornado watches are still in effect for some isolated areas. >>> there's mounting anger in my je nigeria -- to free more than 230 girls abducted from their school by islamist militants over a fortnight ago. a million woman protest march is being called for by the women's peace and justice organization to demand more resources for securing the girls' release. with me is someone who ru
by russian troops massed on the border. they warned the threat of russia starting a war is, as they put it, real. russia denies accusations. >>> the mothers of around 200 nigerian schoolgirls abducted two weeks ago have been holding a protest march in the capital, abuja. they're frustrated about a lack of action from the authorities. the girls were taken from their boarding school in the northeastern state of borno by militants. some reports are they've been sold into marriage in neighboring cameroon. protests are expected after schools close later today. i asked bbc africa news editor for the latest on the whereabouts. >> yesterday the nigerian military released a statement which said they were taking seriously a lot of information that's been coming out. which basically means that they have no idea either where the girls are. we've heard that they may have crossed the border into cameroon and, as they say, sold off into marriage. we've not been able to confirm that. we've also heard they've been taken to the border with chad. it's obviously indicates the girls have been split up. the lon
fails? aaron is here. an oil giant is caught up in the sanctions against russia. it may be british. bp owns a 20% stake many the giant rosneft. now the u.s. has added this man the boss of rosneft to its sanction list saying he's in vladimir putin's inner circle. we asked what impact this could have on bp. hello. it is midday in london, 7:00 washington, 3:00 in moscow. there's been a twist? the tug of war over ukraine. russia described the unprecedented increase in u.s. and nato activity near borders. the defense minister told his u.s. counter part to tone down the rhetoric promising russia had no plans to invade ukraine. meanwhile eu followed washington and announced new sanctions targeting top political players in russia. on the ground the situation remains unchanged and unstable. nick childs has this. >> sloviansk today looking very much like a pro russian strong hold in the ukraine's unsettled east. this local resident absolutely supports the separatists here and possible recession. this man says he's for a unified ukraine and fed up with everything that's happened. the fact trade h
>>> hello. i'm geeta guru-murthy with bbc world news. our top stories. russia condemns nato activity on borders as western powers impose sanctions over the situation in ukraine. >>> north korea has drills near the border which remains on high alert. >> what now for the middle east? after decades of talks and continuing conflicts, there's no peace deal. >>> storms across parts of the united states, devastated communit community. >>> hello. moscow has attacked the european union for its latest sanctions over russian activities in ukraine. deputy foreign minister called the measures absolutely counter productive. they target 15 individuals. among them is the russian deputy prime minister. he's responsible for overseeing the annexation of crimea. also the office of eu says they're active in eastern ukraine and chief of staff for russia's mass. all will have assets frozen and subject to a travel ban. all this comes amid for violence in the country. bbc hasn't been able to authenticate this but it shows a pro ukrainian rally of 1,000 people under attack. there have been continued
, should they? is that what you're saying. i'm thinking particular russia and china in the past who blocked u.n. security resolutions. >> there's two things. has to be a security bar go imposed to stop the killings and second, countries providing support to abusive non state groups must know they can be held liable under international law for their support of anyone committing crimes against humanity and war crimes. >> this is not only terrorizing the local population, it's making it extremely difficult for humanitarian aid to get in to help civilians who stayed behind? >> exactly. this has been a use of barrel bombs in the last few months in a are he aleppo. many are camping in the area where aid is not reaching them. areas four kilometers from the tur kish border are not getting the aid they need. the security council must move forward. they are not doing anything to protect humanitarian workers. tomorrow we'll release a report that looks at t the recent attack by barrel bombs. two clearly marked hospitals were hit by barrel bombs over the last 30 days. >> thank you very much in deed. >>>
and bans. mr. obama said this is due to russia's failure to hold up the agreement on the crisis. >> we're going to move forward with an expanded list of companies affected by sanctions. they remain targeted. we will also focus on areas of high-tech defense exports to russia that we don't think are appropriate to be exporting in this kind of climate. the goal here is not to go after mr. putin personally. the goal is to change his calculus with respect to how the current actions he's engaging in in ukraine could have adverse effect on the economy over the long haul and encourage him to walk the walk and not just talk the talk when it comes to diplomatically resolving the crisis in ukraine. >> president barack obama speaking in a few hours. the pro russian mayor has been shot and seriously wounded. he was shot in the back during an attack from an unknown gunmen. he's being operated on fighting for his life. let's go to david stern in kiev for us at ukrainian capital. first of all the condition of the mayor and what's happened. what do you know? >> well as you've heard, this has happened i
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